If your house is like mine was, your children's library included Dr. Seuss books. My children had several which were favorite bedtime reads. In fact, I read them so many times that I can still recite Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and The Foot Book almost verbatim. Anyone else? His books have opened the door into beginning reading for many children with his clever rhyming patterns, silly characters and fun and simple story lines.
Every year on March 2, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday is recognized with NEA's Read Across America. Here are some resources to help you celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.
Seussville – This is the best place to start for all things related to Dr. Seuss. You will find games, videos, printables, activities, lesson plans and so much more. Please note that you will need to have Flash enabled to navigate around this site.
My Very Own Dr. Seuss Activity Book – This 20-page downloadable PDF from Random House for kindergarteners and first graders has 16 colorful reading and math practice worksheets.
Teaching Momma - 25 Dr. Seuss Activities – Here is a great selection of activities from making bookmarks and games to creating activity centers and crafts.
The Spruce Crafts - Printable Dr. Seuss Worksheets and Coloring Sheets – Arranged by book, there are also some 'generic' Dr. Seuss printables among these treasures.
There's Just One Mommy - Dr. Seuss-Inspired Activities for Older Kids – Get the older elementary kids into Dr. Seuss Day with some fun and games geared towards them.
Encouraging Moms at Home - 90 Seuss-Inspired Crafts, Games, Activities, Printable, Snacks and Lesson Plans for Dr. Seuss Celebration – This is a huge list of links with all sorts of things to make your celebration special.
We Are Teachers - The Best Dr. Seuss Activities to Go With Each of Your Favorite Books – There are 10 fun activities that correspond to popular Dr. Seuss books at this page.
The Teacher's Corner - Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Activities and Lesson Plans – Dig through a variety of activity ideas and printables, some arranged by a specific book, at this site.
Apples4theTeacher - Dr. Seuss Printables - Read Across America – On this page you'll find printable activity sheets, coloring pages, craft ideas, lesson plans and ideas for teaching with Dr. Seuss books.
The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection – At this website, explore the artistic works of Dr. Seuss. This site is geared to older children and adults.
We hope you will find some things to do with the kids to enjoy the day. In the words of Dr. Seuss:
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory."